By Kyle Emch / July 22nd, 2013
So, Nintendo decided to release Earthbound in both North America and Europe this past Thursday with absolutely no warning. Could they have planned the launch a little better to get people properly hyped? Probably. Could they have released it at $7.99 instead of $9.99? Maybe. But who cares? Earthbound is finally available again. Not only that, but Nintendo actually made a trailer that isn’t just some game footage with a lame voice-over. To celebrate, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) will show you said commercial in this week’s Special Wrap-Up.
Here are the highlights from this past week.
Soulcalibur II is getting an HD remake for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. No Wii U version has been announced, as of this writing.
Steve Baltimore reviews Muramasa Rebirth for the Vita, Charlotte Buckingham reviews Freedom Fall for PC and iOS, Will Whitehurst reviews Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut for the PS3 and Guy Rainey reviews Vanguard Princess for the PC in this week’s Games of the Past review.
Capcom’s bringing Strider back! A shame it’s being made by Double Helix.
Namco files two new trademarks for the Tales series. Will this lead to an announcement for a new Tales game in the future? My guess: Probably.
Game Freak releases a teaser website hinting at a collaboration involving a “well-known game”. Unless HarmoKnight or Pulseman suddenly got super popular in the last few months, it’s probably going to involve Pokemon.
Nintendo reveals how the new StreetPass Relay works. Now you’ll be able to get more StreetPass hits at specific locations.